According to the American Dental Association, adults are flossing and brushing more. Other research reports that brushing first without toothpaste or water can reduce plaque deposits by 67% and gum bleeding by 50%! And it adds only 90 seconds to your routine. Here’s how.
- Starting with the inside surfaces of your teeth, place your dry brush at a 45° angle so it’s half on the gum and half on the tooth.
- Gently vibrate the toothbrush bristles in a circular motion, working some of the bristles under the gum.
- Brush the inside surfaces of your teeth, the outside, and the biting surfaces.
- Repeat the process – this time, using toothpaste and water.
Always floss daily and clean your tongue. If you can’t brush, rinsing with water after eating can reduce bacteria by 30%. Visit Castro Valley dentist for an oral exam and learn more about dry brushing.